There are many types of new garage doors on the market and if you’re not a garage door expert, choosing the right one can be overwhelming. There are sectional garage doors, wooden garage doors, insulated garage doors, and roll up garage doors. Your eyes may have glazed over as you tuned out, and you’re probably wondering which garage door is best. Depending on what your garage functions as and what kind of aesthetic you’re going for, will all influence your decision on a new garage door. In this article we’ll explore the roll up garage door and all of its benefits.
What are roll up garage doors?
Roll up garage doors are unique to garage door systems because unlike traditional sectional garage doors that open both horizontally and vertically, roll up garage doors travel vertically and gather at the top into a roll. Roll up garage doors come in a variety of materials and styles, and are applicable to both residential and commercial properties.
There are two main types of roll up garage doors that include:
- Section roll up – This type of roll up garage door has four horizontal panels that are all attached and roll up together. This type can be rolled up onto the ceiling if need be.
- Rolling steel door – This type of garage door is one continuous piece and is rolled up and gather at the top of the garage door.
Why would I want a roll up garage door over a sectional garage door?
Roll up garage doors –
It can be hard to recognize the differences between a roll up garage door and a sectional garage door, but there are differences. The differences can range from durability, materials, installation, and pricing.
A roll up garage door is a wonderful, compact option that allows for an effortless retraction at the top. Because of their compact functionality and they do not have tracks running along the top or side of the garage, they allow for more storage space. It also allows easier access to the attic or roof in the garage because they are not being blocked by structures used by a traditional garage door.
A roll up garage door can also be more expensive and there are less options to choose from. The aesthetics may be be important for curb appeal in the neighborhood, and roll up garage doors make it hard to cover the corrugated lines and the panels can be difficult to even paint. So, if you’re into customization, a sectional door may have better, more appealing options.
If you’re looking for a new garage door that is low-maintenance, durable, and secure, a roll up garage door is all of those. Because they’re typically constructed from steel, they can easily stand up against harsh weather conditions while keeping your garage warm and insulated.
Roller doors are much quieter than most other types on the market because they roll up and down, and most are automatic.
Sectional garage doors –
Sectional garage doors are the most popular garage door on the market. If you survey a neighborhood, a majority of the garage doors will be sectional. This type of garage door implements tracks that run the ceiling of the garage to open and close the door. Sectional doors are usually automatic and are relatively quiet in operation. The panels on a sectional garage door range from three to eight and gather at the top of the garage ceiling when open, limiting space or access to the attic or roof. Because these doors have more involved pieces and parts, there are more potential problems for parts to break and regular maintenance is required for the doors to run smoothly.
Again, both garage door types are great, but it just depends on your needs as a homeowner. Make a list of what’s important to you to help you make the decision.
If you need additional assistance or advice on what type of garage door you need, connect with us at A & H Garage Door Services today!